The Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, located at 395 Whittier Street in downtown Juneau, Alaska, houses the State Libraries, Archives, and Museum (LAM), a division of the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
The first floor of APK features the galleries of the Alaska State Museum, a lecture hall, classroom, and cafe. On the second floor resides the Alaska State Libraries and the Research Center where the public may access the Historical Collections and State Archives.
An elegant, clerestory atrium provides upward vistas of the mountains surrounding downtown. Access to all levels and featured areas is available via a grand staircase or elevator. Balconies located on the mezzanine level and second floor overlook the atrium floor.
Free access to the parking garage, located underneath the facility, is available to building visitors and guests.
Coffee, breakfast, and lunch are available from Raven Cafe during regular business hours.
Spaces available for public and private rental include the:
If you are renting any of the the above spaces after hours, you may also add an exclusive viewing of the museum galleries at an additional cost.
Please submit the online rental inquiry form to inquire about booking, check availability, and receive rental cost estimates. Alternatively, a printable rental inquiry form may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to the LAM Administrative Office at 395 Whittier.
Questions? Call (907) 465-2929 or email email@example.com
The atrium is a 42-foot high, clerestory space with a grand staircase surrounding a life-sized eagle-nesting tree. The atrium floor features a terrazzo inlaid floor with a scale map of the northern hemisphere delineating Alaska. Glass walls, railings, art glass balusters, and a 14-foot diameter art glass wall medallion entitled Glass Pond complete this beautiful open space.
Renters must provide their own equipment and furnishings: tables, chairs, a/v equipment and projector screens, sound system, podium, microphones, easels, risers, staging, hand trucks, cars, extension cords, power strips, etc.
The lecture hall has two entry points from the atrium. It is acoustically detailed with wood-paneled walls and carpeting to enhance sound quality.
Not permitted in lecture hall
The classroom has one entry from the atrium. Prior to use, renters are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the building manager to test A/V equipment, connectivity, and receive building manager contact information.
575 sq ft., 23’W X 25’D
Private viewing or tours of the museum exhibits may be added to the rental of the APK Building atrium or lecture hall outside of regular business hours for additional fees.
Awe‐inspiring exhibits of incredible and irreplaceable objects provide guests with a special opportunity to learn about Alaska’s pre‐history, Native people, Russian American history, maritime history, natural resource use, WWII involvement, and more. Changing exhibits feature the work of contemporary artists. Science on a Sphere, a six-foot diameter animated globe, provides a unique perspective on global issues, Earth science, and space exploration. Interactive display monitors and the Discovery Room offer hands‐on opportunities to explore facets of Alaska history a little deeper and appreciate Alaska history, art, and culture through creative play.
Added Museum Protection and Visitor Services staff, in addition to building management and security staff, when the museum exhibit galleries are opened.
PO Box 110571
Juneau AK 99811-0571
395 Whittier Street
Juneau AK 99801